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May a 10-consecutive hour off-duty period be paired with a subsequent qualifying 7+-consecutive hour sleeper berth period?

NOTE:  This guidance was rescinded on February 17, 2021 and is no longer in effect.

 

Frequently Asked Questions Relating to 2020 Changes to Hours of Service Regulations

Question 5

Q: May a 10-consecutive hour off-duty period be paired with a subsequent qualifying 7+-consecutive hour sleeper berth period?

A: No. A 10-hour off-duty period cannot be paired for use of the split-sleeper provision. At the completion of a 10-hour off-duty period, the driver has reset both the 11- and 14-hour "clocks."

Regulatory Topic: Hours of Service
Published Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020
Issued Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020